Part II of the Enchanted Prom Birthday Party posts features the Sweets Table and a few other goodies from the Enchanted Prom Party. (See Part I here.) I used a lot of my favorite vendors for the goodies, a few new ones and even tried a few DIY treats. I don't even want to start calculating the calories on the table!
Custom Banner - Peas and Thank You's
Grace LOVES anything glittery and sparkly; hence the sequined fabric background. When I purchased the fabric, she almost could not contain herself. The glittery bows are from Target, purchased after Christmas for 75% off! I found them in the outdoor holiday decor section. The "drapes" are netting panels from IKEA. The beaded branches are from Tag that I purchased ridiculously cheap on Zulily as part of their Valentine's Day clearance. I found the mirrors at Hobby Lobby and spray painted them white as they were black when I found them. More details below.
I followed A to Zebra's DIY instructions to make a tulle table skirt found here. Unfortunately I did not have enough fabric to make it as full as I wanted, but in the end it worked fine.
Favor Bags - The Sugar Diva
A close up of the favor labels:
I confess - I'm IN LOVE with ribbon cakes. I think they are so gorgeous and elegant. So, I picked Grace's birthday cake - yes, bad mom for not letting the birthday girl decide. I don't feel so bad as she chose a Dairy Queen blizzard cake for her actual birthday. This cake was as delicious as it was gorgeous. The pictures do not do it justice - the cake had a slight shimmer that made it even more beautiful!
I met Melissa of The Tasteful Cake this past September when I went on Grace's field trip. Her son happens to be in Grace's class. What a chance meeting! She has been a real great help and it is so great to work with such talent!
Cake bunting - TomKat Studios.
Paper cups - Shop Sweet Lulu
Custom fondant cupcake toppers (to coordinate with the invitation) - Two Sugar Babies
For a "how to" on this hat box, see here.
Hat Box - Hobby Lobby
Whirly Pops - Candy Warehouse
Kandy Kones - Celebration Today the Super Chick Way
Cupcake Towers (turned into treat holders) - Meri Meri from Make it Mine Parties
Prom Attire Sugar Cookies
Sugar Cookies - Happy Cookies
French Macrons - The Tasteful Cake
I LOVE the cake pop trend, but I am no Bakerella and let's face it, I broke the budget on this party so I wasn't going to pay for cake pops. But, I still wanted them! After I read a review of the babycakes Cake Pop Maker, I thought even I could do that! So I gave it a whirl, and it was much easier than I thought. I know they are not "true" cake pops, but the kids loved them (and so did the adults!)
So yummy and so easy - another DIY treat. Pop three cups (unpopped) popcorn and salt to taste. Place in a large container. Melt 1 bag Wilton white chocolate melts. Poor over popcorn and stir well. Spread out on a cookie sheet to cool. Store in an air-tight container.
Gable Boxes - eBay
Grace decided she wanted peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for her friend birthday party. I did not argue with that choice! I was able to make the sandwiches the night before. In addition to the sandwiches, each girl "dined" on grapes (also bagged in individual servings the night before) and a healthy baked chip option. Due to dietary needs of some of the girls, I labeled each girl's lunch so that they received the correct lunch (and the gable boxes look much cuter!)
What is a prom without punch? Thanks to my mom, I had a "vintage" punch bowl at my disposal! I made the "ice ring" using a heart cake pan. I placed 7-up, pineapple juice, pineapple, cherry juice, cherries and lemons in the pan and let it freeze over night.
For the prom-goers who didn't like the punch (including Grace!), I also had a 7 year-old's favorite- the classic Kool-Aid. When the adults showed up later in the afternoon, the punch turned into true prom punch as it somehow got "spiked :)"
Thanks for looking at all the pictures in this post. Coming next, the prom activities...